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Locke & Key: Heaven and Earth San Diego Comic Con Variant

Limited to 500 copies, this special deluxe release hardcover, with a new cover by series artist Gabriel Rodriguez, finally reprints the oft-requested and long-denied Eisner-winning one-shot, “Open the Moon!”, the other long-sold-out one-shot, “Grindhouse!” and the even more hard-to-find IDW 10th anniversary Locke & Key tale, “In the Can!”, along with additional covers, behind-the-scenes photos and more!

Available at San Diego Comic Con for $20.

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Read An Excerpt From Joe Hill’s Collection, Strange Weather

Bestselling author Joe Hill is set to follow up last year’s hit novel The Fireman with a collection of four bizarre and compelling new novellas, entitled Strange Weather.

The collection opens with “Snapshot,” the story of a man known as the Phoenician, who carries a modified Polaroid camera that can steal memories.

“Loaded” tells the story of a mall security guard who becomes an overnight hero to the gun rights movement after he single handedly takes on a mass shooter. But as his story of bravery begins to crack, so does his sanity, and on a breathlessly hot Florida afternoon, he reaches for the gun again, and embarks on a day of reckoning.

The third novella, “Aloft,” strands a young skydiver on an unaccountably solid cloud, leaving him a desperate castaway on an island in the sky. And in the finale, “Rain,” deadly storms of nails begin to shower down all across the United States in a glittering, lethal hail.

Read an excerpt HERE and pick up the book on October 24th.

If you’re in the market for a signed book, Water Street Books in Exeter, New Hampshire has you covered. They’re offering signed copies of Strange Weather to those who preorder. All the information is right here.

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Locke & Key: Heaven and Earth

Three never-before-collected additions to the series the A.V. Club called a “modern masterpiece,” showcasing the depths of depravity and the beautifully heart-breaking heights New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez have to offer.

This special deluxe release finally reprints the oft-requested and long-denied Eisner-winning one-shot, “Open the Moon!” Plus the other long-sold-out one-shot, “Grindhouse!” plus, the even more hard-to-find IDW 10th anniversary Locke & Key tale, “In the Can!” And additional covers, behind-the-scenes photos and more.

The 72 page hardcover will be released by IDW on August 15, 2017

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Exciting News From Cemetery Dance

Cemetery Dance is excited to report that they will be publishing a special edition of Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King. The book will be published in three different deluxe editions. Details to come later this year.

CD will also be publishing a signed Limited Edition of Strange Weather by Joe Hill. This brand new novella collection from one of the finest young authors working in horror today will feature full-color artwork from four different artists handpicked by Joe and will be published in a unique format that will make Strange Weather one of Joe’s most collectible special editions ever.

The special edition of We’re All In This Together by Owen King is headed to the printer in the next month or so, and Cemetery Dance is already working on another special edition with Owen that will feature so much bonus material that the edition will be double the length of the trade edition.

More to come soon!

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Universal Pictures To Adapt Joe Hill’s Snapshot 1988

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A new Joe Hill adaptation is headed to the big screen. Universal Pictures is developing a feature film based on the author’s new novella, Snapshot 1988. Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard (who have previously teamed to script Oculus, Before I Wake and the upcoming Ouija: Origin of Evil) are in talks to provide the screenplay.

Set in the titular year, Snapshot 1988 follows a 13-year-old boy who begins taking care of an elderly woman that he thinks is suffering from dementia. In reality, the woman’s memories are actually being stolen by a supernatural foe called The Phoenician.

Snapshot 1988 is set to be published in next month’s issue of Cemetery Dance. The adaptation will be produced by Akiva Goldsman through his Weed Road banner with Jason Blum producing through Blumhouse. Greg Lessans is attached to executive produce.

Joe Hill, who has made a name for himself as an author of short stories, novels and comic books, is also the son of Stephen King. Hill’s work previously made it to the big screen with Alexandre Aja’s loose adaptation of Hill’s novel Horns. Hill’s comic book series Locke and Key nearly made it to television a few years back. A pilot was filmed for a FOX series with Mark Romanek directing. The pilot even had an official screening at Comic-Con International in 2011, but the show did not end up moving forward.

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Locke & Key Returns In December With Small World

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Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez are returning to their Eisner Award-winning comic book series Locke & Key, the ingenious horror/thriller saga set in an ancient New England house full of enchanted keys that unlock different doors and activate different supernatural powers, for a one-shot comic that is due from IDW in December of 2016.  Locke & Key: Small World tells a new story about one of the many keepers-of-the-keys in the Locke family, Mary Locke, and is set in the early 20th Century.

In stores on December 21, 2016.

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Joe Hill’s Locke & Key Returns With One-Shot Small World

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Get ready to unlock your mind for new Locke & Key” comics, because series creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez are sending us all back to Keyhouse in their new one-shot from IDW Entertainment, “Small World.”

Check out the cover reveal, find out what’s new in the tiny new world Rodriguez and Hill are crafting and learn what’s next for the “Locke & Key” television series.

“Locke & Key,” which ended its monthly run in 2013, is one part supernatural thriller, two parts puzzle box, and topped off with a heaping amount of good old-fashioned horror. The first six books were centered around the Locke kids and their ancestral home, a winding New England manor in which a number of magical keys are hidden, keys that can unlock doors that lead to wherever your heart desires, can turn you into a ghost and even drill into another person’s mind. Naturally, as with all things magic, there are evil forces at work trying to harness the power from the keys. It’s up to the children of the Locke family to solve each little mystery as it’s revealed by Keyhouse.

Back in 2011, Fox conjured a pilot for a TV series with Mark Romanek directing and a script by Josh Friedman. Despite being praised by critics after the pilot was leaked on the Internet, “Locke & Key” wasn’t ordered to series and any hopes of exploring the mysteries of Keyhouse on screen was lost to the ether. Until now:  Recently, IDW Entertainment announced that it wants to give a “Locke & Key” TV show another go, but this time with Hill himself writing the pilot.

But TV takes forever and  in order to quench the fans’ hunger for more “Locke & Key” now, IDW will be releasing “Small World” in December. The one-off comic goes back in time to tell a new story from one of the many keepers-of-the-keys in the Locke family, Mary Locke ( one of Rodriguez’s all-time favorite characters to draw).

The LA Times spoke with Hill (both over the phone and via email) and Rodriguez about returning to their spooky series with “Small World,” and Hill elaborated on his big plans for the new pilot. Read the interview HERE.

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Joe Hill’s Tales From The Darkside # 1

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Not only is Joe Hill currently sitting atop the New York Times best-seller list for his new novel, The Fireman, but the reunion of Joe and Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodriguez is happening here in Tales From the Darkside. Planned as a revival of the cult TV series, Joe’s teleplays are instead appearing only as comic books, the first issue of which is in stores this week!

Featuring three stories of the macabre and malevolent, Tales From The Darkside from IDW is planned as a four issue mini series.

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IDW Entertainment To Bring Joe Hill’s Locke & Key To Television

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IDW Entertainment announced today that the award-winning, fan-favorite property Locke & Key is being developed as a television series. Author/creator Joe Hill will be writing the pilot and serving as an executive producer.

Locke & Key has garnered both awards and acclaim during its five-year run. Following the titular Locke family as they encounter magic beyond belief and evils beyond redemption, Locke & Key quickly won over readers and has since become a staple in introducing new readers to the medium. With the series adapted in dozens of languages across the globe, and more than a million copies sold worldwide, Locke & Key is an obvious choice to make the transition to the screen.

New York Times bestselling author, Joe Hill, has continually captivated readers through his gripping novels and award-winning comic series. Bursting onto the scene with his debut collection of short stories 20th Century Ghosts, Hill has continued to thrill audiences with the novels, Heart-Shaped Box, N0S4A2, and Horns, adapted into a feature-length film in 2013, starring Daniel Radcliffe. His forthcoming novel The Fireman debuts later this month. In addition to Locke & Key, his comic series The Cape, Thumbprint, Wraith, and the upcoming series Tales From The Darkside, have all been published by IDW.

“I love this story,” said Hill. “The seven years I spent working on Locke & Key was the happiest creative experience of my life and there still isn’t a day when I don’t think about those characters and miss visiting with them. The six books of the series are very like six seasons of a cable TV series and so it feels only natural to bring that world to the little screen and to see if we can’t scare the pants off viewers everywhere.”

Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment, and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion (The Walking Dead) will serve as executive producers along with Joe.

“Having Joe at the helm of the pilot ensures that the series will hold true to the brand that fans around the world have come to love. Locke & Key is a true global franchise”, said David Ozer, President of IDW Entertainment.

IDW Entertainment is developing Locke & Key as a straight to series and will maintain worldwide rights to the project.

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Joe Hill’s Book Tour For The Fireman

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Joe Hill is heading out on a US tour to promote his new novel, The Fireman (on sale May 17, 2016 in the US).

Monday, May 16th @ 7:00 PM
Writers on a New England Stage – The Music Hall
28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
For tickets, visit http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/event/joe_hill

Tuesday, May 17th @ 7:00 PM
Harvard Bookstore event @ The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138
For tickets, visit http://boston.eventful.com/events/joe-hill-brattle-theatre-/E0-001-092595179-0

Wednesday, May 18th @ 7:00 PM
The Strand
828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
For more info call 212-473-1452

Thursday, May 19th @ 6:30 PM
Busboys and Poets
235 Carroll St. NW, Washington, DC 20012
For more info call 202-726-0856

Friday, May 20th @ 8:00 PM
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
For more info call 305-444-9044

Saturday, May 21st @ 7:00 PM
Magers & Quinn offsite @ Uptown Church
1219 W 31st St., Minneapolis, MN 55408
For tickets, visit https://allevents.in/minneapolis/joe-hill-presents-his-new-book-the-fireman/553897094788767

Sunday, May 22nd @ 5:00 PM
Prairie Lights Bookstore offsite @ Coralville Library
1401 5th St., Coralville, IA 52241
For more info, please call 319-337-2681

Monday, May 23rd @ 6:00 PM
In Conversation with George R. R. Martin @ The Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87
For tickets, visit http://www.jeancocteaucinema.com/event/author-event-and-contest-with-joe-hill/?instance_id=36508

Tuesday, May 24th @ 7:00 PM
Changing Hands Bookstore
300 W Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013
For more info call 480-730-0205

Wednesday, May 25th @ 7:00 PM
Vromans Bookstore
695 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
For more info call # 626-449-5320

Thursday, May 26th @ 7:30 PM
Mysterious Galaxy
5943 Balboa Ave #100, San Diego, CA 92111
For tickets, please call 858-268-4747

Friday, May 27th @ 7:00 PM
Copperfield’s Books
140 Kentucky St., Petaluma, CA 94952
For more info call 707-823-8991

Saturday, May 28th @ 2:00 PM
Powell’s
1005 W Burnside St., Portland, OR 97209
For more info call 503-228-4651

Wednesday, June 1st @ 7:00 PM
B&N
1741 South Willow St., Manchester, NH 03103
For more info call 603-668-5557

Thursday, June 16th @ 7:00 PM
B&N
235 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, NH 03060
For more info call 603-888-0533

Tuesday, June 21st @ 6:00 PM
Books-A-Million
430 Gorham Rd., South Portland, ME 04106
For more info call 205-909-3549

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